Jacob Harmon
Jacob Harmon
I help businesses build trust and brand loyalty | 🎙 Podcast: Trust Cast | ⭐️ JMH Media
November 21, 2019

🎙 Let's talk Podcasts for a bit… It seems like everyone is starting a podcast right now. 🎙

🦻🏻 70% of Americans have heard of Podcasts (up from 64% in 2018)
🎧 22% listen to Podcasts Weekly
🎙 There are ~750,000 podcasts. Up from 550,000 last year (compare to 23M YouTube channels)
😱 These channels have more than 29 million episodes
🕖 76.8% of podcast listeners listen for more than 7 hours a week
📺 61.2% of listeners spend more time listening to podcasts than consuming TV shows
🧐 80% listen to more than half of every episode.

Is the market overcrowded? Or is there still opportunity?

💭 I’d love to hear your thoughts 👇🏻 :)

Here are my 2 cents. There is a huge market opportunity for podcasts. The listener base is growing rapidly and podcast listeners are incredibly loyal (see above). That said, the more saturated the market becomes, the harder it will be to get ahead. Also, Podcasts aren’t easy. Most podcasts don’t last long. In fact, only 20% of podcasts have released an episode in the past 90 days. If you want to get into the game, be consistent. Your hard work will pay off :).

We started the SuccessQuest podcast a mere 30 weeks ago. I’m proud to say that we’ve been consistent. We haven’t missed a Thursday :).

Links to the statistics:

Podcast Statistics – [Infographic]

Podcast Statistics & Figures

Podcast Statistics: Growth and Demographic Data for 2019

How Many YouTube Channels Are There?

#Podcast

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